## How do you make a paper roller coaster for a school project?

Prep Work

1. Cut a 7.5 cm (3 inch) wide strip of paper.
2. Draw two parallel lines that divide it into three 2.5 cm-wide strips.
3. Make marks every 2.5 cm along one long edge of the paper.
4. Cut inward 5 cm (2 inches) from these marks.
5. Fold up the uncut side of the paper 90 degrees to form a wall.

## What science is involved in roller coasters?

This basic science is known as physics, which is basically the study of how things move. Most roller coaster rides begin with a lift hill, where a chain connects with the train and carries the riders to the first and tallest incline. As you reach the crest of the hill, the chain pushes the train over the hill.

What are good roller coaster themes?

Baron 1898.

• Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
• Swarm, Thorpe Park by Daniel Lewis.
• Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars.
• Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
• Taron at Phantasialand – one of the best themed roller coasters of the decade.
• What 3 main forces act on a roller coaster?

A roller coaster is a machine that uses gravity and inertia to send a train of cars along a winding track. The combination of gravity and inertia, along with g-forces and centripetal acceleration give the body certain sensations as the coaster moves up, down, and around the track.

### How do you make a roller coaster out of paper plates?

1. Brainstorm ideas for how to cut and utilize paper plates to make the roller coaster.
2. Use toilet paper rolls to add height to various parts of the roller coaster and tape the paper plate track onto them.
3. Test out the creation by sending a marble or small ball down the track!
4. Repeat, repeat, repeat!

### How does a roller coaster use science?

A roller coaster demonstrates kinetic energy and potential energy. A marble at the top of the track has potential energy. When the marble rolls down the track, the potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy. Real roller coasters use a motor to pull cars up a hill at the beginning of the ride.

What makes a roller coaster move?

Kinetic energy is what makes the object move. Many rides use the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy to move along the track. As the motor pulls the cars to the top, lots of potential energy is built up. This is released when the roller coaster reaches the top.

What should I name my roller coaster?

Mustang The coaster. Intamin Launch Coaster. Dive of Death Gerstlauer EuroFighter. Loops of Power Arrow looper.

#### What causes a roller coaster to slow down?

As you ride a roller coaster, its wheels rub along the rails, creating heat as a result of friction. This friction slows the roller coaster gradually, as does the air that you fly through as you ride the ride.